Generating Transworld Pedagogy: Reimagining La Clase Mágica lays the foundation for addressing one of the greatest challenges in the 21st century: meeting the educational needs of a diverse society living in a complex, technology-driven world. It extends bilingual and bicultural transformative critical pedagogy by appropriating the use of mobile devices and digital tools within an after-school setting. Four theoretical concepts anchor this collection: the dialectic method, concepts of culture, a ...
Generating Transworld Pedagogy: Reimagining La Clase Mágica lays the foundation for addressing one of the greatest challenges in the 21st century: meeting the educational needs of a diverse society living in a complex, technology-driven world. It extends bilingual and bicultural transformative critical pedagogy by appropriating the use of mobile devices and digital tools within an after-school setting. Four theoretical concepts anchor this collection: the dialectic method, concepts of culture, a bilingual/bicultural critical pedagogy, and the notion of the sacred sciences.
Generating Transworld Pedagogy showcases the intersection of learners’ linguistic, cultural, and historical knowledge as critical tools for learning and for navigating the broader society. The volume serves as an ideal framework for preparing teacher educators and teacher candidates for a world in motion. It provides a deeper understanding of the conditions needed to create the ideal learning and teaching opportunities for bilingual learners. Special highlights include a comprehensive resource for integrating linguistic and cultural diversity within a technological and global perspective for 21st century teachers and learners; a resource for launching the model in new sociocultural contexts; an exemplar of the innovative uses of mobile technology and digital literacies within the learning setting; and a model for engaging in socially-designed community-based research that can extend to an international scale.
Belinda Bustos Flores is professor and chair in the Department of Bicultural/Bilingual Studies at the University of Texas at San Antonio. In 2011, Dr. Flores was lead editor for Teacher Preparation for Bilingual Student Populations: Educar para Transformar.
Olga A. Vásquez is associate professor in the Department of Communication at the University of California, San Diego. She is the author of La Clase Mágica: Imagining Optimal Possibilities in a Bilingual Community of Learners, published in 2002.
Ellen Riojas Clark is professor emeritus in the Department of Bicultural/Bilingual Studies at the University of Texas at San Antonio. She serves as the Research Coordinator for the UTSA Academy for Teacher Excellence.
Foreword: La Clase Mágica: An enduring prototype for the new Latin Diaspora
Kris D. Gutiérrez
Part I. Embracing a Transview World
Chapter 1: ¡Adelante! El mundo nuevo: Educating the New Generation of the 21st Century
Belinda Bustos Flores, Olga A. Vásquez, and Ellen Riojas Clark
Chapter 2: Una Pedagogía Transmundial/A Transworld Pedagogy: Anchoring Theory to the Sacred Sciences
Olga A. Vásquez, Ellen Riojas Clark, and Belinda Bustos Flores
Chapter 3: La Clase Mágica: Creating Opportunities for Transformative Learning
Mayra Martínez Avidad
Part II. Transcending Borders as Transworld Citizens
Chapter 4: Resisting Epistemological Exclusion and Inserting La Clase Mágica into State-level Policy Discourses
Patricia López and Angela Valenzuela
Chapter 5: Unearthing the Sacred Knowledge: Connecting with the Community
Lorena Claeys & Henri Muñoz
Chapter 6: Digitizing El Laberinto: Integrating Technology, Playing with Language and Culture for the 21st Century
Patricia Sánchez, Timothy T. Yuen, Macneil Shonle, Theresa Lara DeHoyos, Lisa Santillán, & Adriana García
Part III. Enacting Transworld Pedagogy
Chapter 7: Preparing Aspirantes: Synchronizing Culture and Digital Media
Chapter 8: Aspirantes’ Consejos on El Maga and the Role of Technology
Maria Arreguín-Anderson & Kimberley Kennedy
Chapter 9: Latino Children: Constructing Identities, Voices, Linguistic, and Cultural Understandings
Lucila Ek, Adriana García, & Armando Garza
Chapter 10: Digital Literacies and Latino Literature Supporting Children’s Inquires
Carmen Martínez Roldán
Chapter 11: Chanzas: The ‘Probability’ of Changing the Ecology of Mathematical Activity
Craig Willey, Carlos Leiva López, Zayoni Torres, and Lena Licón Khisty
Chapter 12: El Mundo en la Palma de la Mano [The World in the Palm of the Hand]: Bridging Families’ Multigenerational Technology Gaps
Part IV. Evolving through Innovation
Chapter 13: La Clase Mágica International: Adapting to New Sociocultural Contexts
Beatriz Macías Gómez-Estern and Olga A. Vásquez
Chapter 14: Iluminadas a través de Cosmovisión: A New Age of Enlightenment for Pedagogía Transmundial
Ellen Riojas Clark, Belinda Bustos Flores, and Olga A. Vásquez